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Envoy warnings as Kenya’s divisive poll re-run approaches

Western nations on Monday warned starkly of Kenya’s “deteriorating political environment” ahead of a presidential election re-run, urging the major parties to halt incitement and verbal attacks on institutions.

Malta holds mass for slain journalist

Politicians and dignitaries paid their respects on Monday at a mass for slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia — though her family, which has accused the establishment of complicity in her death, was notably absent.

UN demands release of detained DR Congo opposition

The UN’s envoy for DR Congo on Monday called on the Congolese authorities to release opposition members arrested in the southeastern city of Lubumbashi Sunday for allegedly insulting President Joseph Kabila.

Italy regions back ‘big bang’ autonomy

Two of Italy’s wealthiest northern regions on Sunday voted overwhelmingly in favour of greater autonomy in the latest example of the powerful centrifugal forces reshaping European politics.